Here is one handsome and HUGE beetle engraving gleaned from Sir William Jardine's 1835 Naturalist's Library volume on entomology featuring -
Goliathus magnus [African Goliath Beetle]
The heavy paper, top edged in gold, is blank on its reverse, measures 4.125 x 6.375 (10x16 cm), and shows gentle all-over tanning as the protective tissue guard remains attached. The paper is smooth and clean, the paper edges are clear and unmarked, with the corner tips only just softened.
The hand-coloring is bright and vivid and exact and there are no tears, folds, creases, or marks. A handsome subject to frame for your home decor, perhaps gift to your favorite bug collector ... or perhaps you'll use in your art - card and tag creations, collage, to keep in that growing scrap-book paper stash you love.
You are purchasing an original 1835 paper and it does not have watermarks. I will send this to you flat, protected, and by USPS 1st Class mail.
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